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Top Story: On Tuesday, the Hilo Medical Center will open a COVID-19 drive through collection area. Samples will be sent away for testing.
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HONOLULU Hawaiis counties have struggled to meet the growing financial burden caused by abandoned vehicles in recent years and are tackling the problem without the Legislature.
When the first group of alala (Hawaiian crow) was released in 2016, researchers and scientists knew that the project would encounter obstacles and challenges. Recovering this iconic Hawaiian species would require dedication, coordination, and adaptation.
Students and athletes at Konawaena High School have a new room to build strong bodies as well as strong minds.
Gov. David Ige has appointed long-time Hilo attorney Peter Kubota to fill the vacancy left on the 3rd Circuit Court by the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in November 2019.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy announced Friday that all face-to-face classes would be canceled following spring break.
HONOLULU Hawaiian Airlines said Friday it will cut capacity by 8% to 10% next month and by 15% to 20% in May as demand for air travel drops because of the new coronavirus.
All cruise ship visits to Kailua-Kona have been canceled for 30 days, the Cruise Line International Association said Friday afternoon.
The County Council has nothing but aloha for a $103 million bond measure to raise money for road construction.
‘I’m just worried’: Continued cruise ship visits have Lt. Gov. concerned about patient surge capacity
While the decision to halt cruise ship visits is out of Lt. Gov. Josh Greens hands, the West Hawaii doctor is worried that neighbor islands may not have the capacity to handle a surge of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases from a vessel making call.
A Kona kumu hula whose halau was set to compete at the 57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival said he thinks the cancellation of the festival is the best decision for our people, our culture and the safety of everybody.
HONOLULU A University of Hawaii economist on Thursday predicted only about half of Hawaiis hotel rooms will be filled with travelers over the next few months if were lucky as the new coronavirus depresses tourism.
HONOLULU A bill in the state Senate would earmark $4 million to buy land in a Maui watershed for conservation.
HONOLULU There were at least nine collisions between humpback whales and boats last season, a marine sanctuary said.